Lower thermals and higher performance - ASUS' exclusive Ryzen 7000 series boost enhancement is no joke
A one click solution to lower thermals and increased performance
Published: 3rd November 2022 | Source: ASUS |
ASUS has given its AM5 users an easy way to optimise the performance of AMD's latest Ryzen processors
ASUS' X670 and B650 series motherboard have a unique feature, an exclusive version of AMD's Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) technology that is designed to give Ryzen 7000 series users lower thermals and enhanced performance levels. That's right, both lower thermals and increased system performance.
This custom ASUS enhancement is now available on all of the company's B650 and X670 AM5 motherboards, being available with each of their motherboard's latest BIOS updates. This performance enhancement technology can be accessed though ASUS' UEFI, and has three levels that users can select.
With ASUS' custom options, users can select a custom thermal limit for their Ryzen 7000 series processor. At stock, AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors can reach thermals of up to 95 degrees, but with ASUS' custom Precision Boost Overdrive technology, users can select limits of 90 degrees, 80 degrees, and 70 degrees.
With ASUS' new limit of 90-degrees and other custom settings, ASUS can achieve enhanced performance levels and lower thermals with all of AMD's currently released Ryzen 7000 series processors. This includes AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X. With lower 80-degree and 70-degree thermal limits, minor decreases in multi-threaded performance are achieved. That said, a minor performance decrease for a 25-degree drop in thermals isn't exactly a bad deal.
User of this new precision boost technology should stability test their processor to ensure that ASUS' custom boost settings work well with their Ryzen 7000 series processors. Custom precision boost setting are a form of overclocking, which means that some CPUs could be made unstable using these settings. That said, ASUS seems confident that most Ryzen 7000 series CPUs should be compatible with their custom precision boost profiles.
More performance - Lower thermals
With AMD's Ryzen 7 7700X, ASUS achieves slight increases to multi-threaded performance with their Level 1 and Level 2 profiles, with their level 3 profile having a minor performance loss when compared to AMD's stock settings.
ASUS' testing shows that Ryzen 7000 series CPU users can achieve significantly lower CPU thermals without major performance losses, which is great news for thermal/power conscious PC users. Yes, AMD's latest CPUs are fine when they are running at 95 degrees, but that doesn't mean it wrong to want them to run cooler.
With AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X, we see that ASUS' level 1 90-degree setting achieves marginally better performance than AMD's Ryzen 7950X by default, with a 5-degree reduction in load thermals. With lower temperature settings, multi-threaded performance losses occur, though the performance decrease remains minimal. Not bad given the fact that CPU load temperatures are lowered by 25-degrees.
For AMD Ryzen 7000 series users, ASUS' exclusive precision boost overdrive settings act as a useful way for users to lower the thermals of their systems while also increasing their overall performance, or as a way for Ryzen 7000 series users to dramatically lower their CPU's thermals. These settings are useful ways for Ryzen users to quickly and easily tune their systems, especially for those that are new to overclocking or undervolting.
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